The Future of New York City Buildings On Display During Passive House Days

Unprecedented number of Passive House buildings will be open to public in New York City region November 7 – 9, hosted by New York Passive House

Press Release October 31, 2014

International Passive House Days is an annual global event that provides a unique opportunity for participants to experience the Passive House building standard, the leading standard in ultra-low energy, high-performance construction. Over 20 Passive House projects will be open to the public in the New York City metropolitan area, from multi-family condominiums in Brooklyn to single family homes upstate.

New York City is an emerging leader in Passive House building, punctuated by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new policy to reduce city carbon emissions 80% by 2050. The city’s One City: Built to Last plan explicitly points to the Passive House standard to achieve citywide sustainability goals. From November 7th to 9th participants can experience what the future may bring.

Open houses in the New York metropolitan region are organized by New York Passive House, a local, grassroots organization affiliated with the Passive House Institute and the International Passive House Association, both of Darmstadt, Germany.

This year, for the first time, visits to Passive Houses will also be possible in China. A recently completed building in the northwestern metropolis of Urumqi will be participating. This project is part of Beijing’s efforts to reduce energy consumption significantly in the country by applying the Passive House standard.